Mobile Search Implications

Dig through your customer communications to find additional, actively used keywords. Talk to your customer service people to find out what customers are asking about (in their words). Getting third parties to link their websites to yours is a critical part of SEO. Without inbound links, there is little to …

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Basic principles about HTML headings

Start focusing on your visitors, on the people that want to buy your product or services. Your website must be set up to track the sources of conversions accurately; otherwise, you won't know which search engines produce the most leads—and you won't be able to continuously improve your SEO …

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Target your website to your audience

Look at how your landing pages have performed since the launch of RankBrain to see if there are any correlations between user engagement metrics (such as time on page, bounce rate, and so on) and your SEO rankings. Once you’ve discovered your evangelists, think about ways to nurture and …

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Use subheadings

Although it may feel like Google is trying to make our jobs as inbound marketers more difficult, they ultimately want to provide the best user experience, which should be the goal of your website as well. Good content is important, but it also needs to rank high on SERPs if …

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Monitor the evolution of your rankings

Use keywords relevant to your products and services that your customers are searching for, especially in your Title Tags and internal links. Your customers are online. If you let your limited budget keep you from being easily found online, you’ll lose out on business and customers. You may believe …

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Focus on the outcome.

For SEO to truly work and be sustainable, it needs to include a process of build up. Any SEO consultant who says otherwise is fooling you. SEO is an ongoing effort, but one that is totally worth it. Before you publish, please proofread! Google doesn’t like spelling or grammar …

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Recycle existing content

Link building has been dead for years, for those who failed to adapt to the ever-changing rules and increased requirements on skills, tools, details, and perseverance. It’s the number one thing you’ll be working on when you’re trying to improve mobile SEO: performance. In this case, performance …

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SEO has great ROI

Seek out industry-relevant and locally-relevant links from groups and websites with which you already have an offline relationship. Make sure your website is optimised for mobile. When someone is searching for something on a mobile device, Google will now promote websites which are mobile friendly ahead of ones that aren …

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What Most People Need To Hear To Achieve SEO Success

Technical SEO refers to the technical aspects of on-page SEO like site speed, indexability, and mobile responsiveness. The term “technical” can turn a lot of people away from this aspect of SEO. Don’t let it scare you! It is not nearly as intimidating as it sounds. Search engines have …

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Each piece of copy has an individual purpose

Due to Google bringing constant changes to SERP, you will discover that the number of competing pages for some keywords is no longer available. Ensuring that your piece of content explores the topic fully across many relevant sub-topics, and doesn’t only provide a thin/generic answer, will help with …

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You may be better off to start from scratch

The search engines analyze the reading level of the web page. One popular formula for doing this is the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level Readability Formula, which considers things like the average word length and the number of words in a sentence to determine the level of education needed to be able …

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Stay Focused on the Long-Term

Title tags and meta descriptions are important elements of your website’s content. The title tag and the meta description tags should include keywords relevant to the content of the web page they describe. This helps Search Engines understand what the page is about and index your web pages accordingly …

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Perform a content review

If your site is new and is in a competitive niche with high DR scores, then your initial plan should be to build links directly to pages you want to rank. If you are a local business, register with trusted local directories. By submitting your company to business directories (especially …

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Add Content Expiry Headers

If you’re a bit familiar with the ways of SEO, you’ll be aware that duplicate content is a problem that can happen to anyone and could seriously harm your rankings. But in some cases, it’s difficult to know where you stand. Visual content is more important than …

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Need to Branch Out

Constantly changing consumer behaviors and the demand for more personalized, meaningful experiences have retailers facing huge challenges this year You want your page title to accurately describe what your page is about but you also want it to be “clickable”. Meaning, you want it to draw a searcher’s attention …

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Creativity always takes courage

If you have the money, you can speed up your Link Building process significantly by purchasing links. This is done in a similar fashion as advertising. There are websites that build up their content, do their SEO and get their site to become popular. Once that happens, they offer to …

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Make the website about one thing

Add structured data markup in your website's code to include vital business information for Google to find and showcase. The truth is that links are still the most important component of the search algorithm. No matter how useful its content may be, a site without links is far less likely …

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Utilize testimonials from customers

To understand SEO, you need to understand search engines. A search engine is a piece of software that crawls the internet and indexes its pages in order to provide the best website recommendations based on a user's search query. And they use complex, ever-changing algorithms to do that. HTTPS secures …

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What does great content mean for Google?

Your customers are online. If you let your limited budget keep you from being easily found online, you’ll lose out on business and customers. You may believe you can’t afford to do SEO, but the truth is you can’t afford to ignore SEO even more. In 2012 …

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Check out the keywords your competitors are targeting

In general, though, focus on relevance above all else. It’s tempting to just shoot for the big, authoritative opportunities, but by doing so you run into a few issues. Aside from offering users the best insights possible, high-quality content goes hand in hand with your backlink profile--a key element …

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Use your meta-tags

Keep your descriptions under 150 characters to avoid a trail off (…). This shows visitors that you have intentionally put up an informative and helpful description, opposed to the randomly generated one that Google pulls for non-optimised pages. Today, the secret to SEO is no secret at all. It's common sense …

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Niche Directories are all the rage

If your website is trying to rank quickly for a specific topic, and yet there is not a piece of high-value content that addresses that topic, the probability of showing up in the Google search results is small. Google has several bots: Googlebot (desktop), Googlebot (mobile), Googlebot Video, Googlebot Images …

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Think quality over quantity

From an SEO perspective, I never treat a piece of content as ‘complete’. There is always room for improvement with updates, additional information, and various other things that can make it more useful to visitors. I think one of the great SEO myths is every site should have a blog …

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SEO XML sitemap best practice

The more relationships you have and the more people trust you, the more people will talk about you, link to you and, ultimately, buy from you. Customers don’t buy from people they like, they buy from those they trust! If you have several versions of your site in different …

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Links make the web go round.

Bear in mind that your keyword or phrase should be the most frequently used term in the body text of any given webpage. This is called keyword density. However you shouldn’t overuse this signal – if you stuff the copy with keywords then your text won’t be readable and …

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Use Capital Letters To Highlight Keywords

Search engines often reward you for updating old content. But remember, you only get a reward for actually making the content more relevant! Seek out industry-relevant and locally-relevant links from groups and websites with which you already have an offline relationship. Having a few 404 errors will not ruin your …

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Find the Right Keyword to Content Ratio

You should track the traffic, engagement, conversion rates and page visits for your mobile strategy separately than those of your desktop strategy. The ability for a piece of content to earn natural links that positively contribute to a website’s link graph is directly proportional to that contents value. In …

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Make Sure People Still Search for the Topic

One question that often arises in regards to HTML tags and linking is whether or not internal links should be “nofollowed.” “Rel=’nofollow’” instructs Google to not allow PageRank to flow through the link. You don't want to just attract people to your site, you want them to take the …

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Improve engagement to improve rankings

The content on your blog or website is the digital salesperson in the organization, and should follow the same brand values and guidelines. Content marketing is the process of developing unique content that is useful for your target market – often without selling whatsoever. There is little doubt that good search …

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Choose your keywords carefully

You need to see things from your customers’ point of view and, more importantly, you need to write the things that appeal to their viewpoint. Gaining backlinks is tough, as it involves convincing a website to share your website with their audience. It’s a hustle to pitch your proposition …

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Start Blog Title With Keyword

Think of SEO as one small part of a much more cohesive marketing strategy. If you don’t want to spend any money on a keyword tool, you can simply google the keyword you want to rank for. Does your site ‘fit in’ with the results Google shows you? Or …

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Getting More Value Out of Your SEO Campaigns

Competitor analysis is nothing new, and companies have been researching their competitor’s links for years. However, by looking at the competitor’s backlinks and manually reviewing which links are worth having, you can then perform a link outreach and try to get a link from the same referring site …

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See what keywords your site is visible for

Less than 10% of the users in the most active internet countries have broadband. The faster your website loads, the better rank your site will have on Google and other major search engines. Local hosting will also typically help reduce page load speeds, so this is another benefit of setting …

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